This is the second in a series about each of the seven major chakras, possible indications of imbalance, and ways to support a more healthy, balanced flow of energy. Please feel free to share this information, as well as leave comments or questions...it really helps me to know what you all want to know more about!
2nd or Sacral Chakra:
This energy center is a spinning vortex of orange light extending out at the lower abdomen, just below the navel in the front, and the corresponding area of the back.
This chakra is associated with our emotional, feeling self, desire, pleasure, sexuality and procreation. Physically it governs the reproductive system, urinary system and lower back.
Emotions, desire, pleasure and sexuality all need openness, flow and movement to express in a healthy way. When we have fears about feeling our emotions, or allowing ourselves pleasure, there is a constriction that happens to suppress that energy.
This can manifest as a stiff, painful lower back and hips, sexual dysfunction, and kidney/bladder issues. Another indication of imbalance is an inability to give or receive nurturance to ourselves or others.
We can support the 2nd chakra by releasing tension in the low back and hips through movement, yoga, dance and massage. Finding ways to nurture ourselves will also open the flow of energy in the center...as well as allowing ourselves to receive nurturing from others.
And, of course, acknowledging our feelings, allowing them space and movement, will release tension in this area and support greater flow and balance.
As always, if you feel in need of support in finding greater flow and balance please don't hesitate to contact me!